Search.searchtpo.com is the newest creation of Polarity Technologies Ltd, a company our malware analysts know well. It has already developed a bunch of different search tools, including Search.yourmapscenter.com, Search.youremailnow.com, and others. Its all products are based on the same template, so, although Search.searchtpo.com it is a new page it has developed, it does not differ much from these websites released some time ago. This is, it also pretends to be a legitimate search provider. To be frank, it is far from reputable search tools like Yahoo! and Google, so do not expect it to improve your web searching experience. Instead, its presence might quickly result in the emergence of all kinds of problems, so eliminate it from browsers as soon as possible. Once it is removed, set in its place a new reputable search provider or another page you like. This can be done by modifying the homepage settings.
If we took into account only the appearance of Search.searchtpo.com, we would say that it is a perfectly decent search tool. It is because it has a search box which displays Yahoo! search results for users. In addition, it has a bar at the top with buttons opening news, games, and other third-party pages. Last but not least, there is also a box with quick-access buttons which should allow users to reach such websites as Amazon, Yahoo, Gmail, and others fast. Despite the legitimate-looking interface it has, it, unfortunately, is known to be an untrustworthy search tool. Actually, specialists even tend to classify it as a browser hijacker because it can come bundled in malicious installers and change browsers’ settings without the users’ knowledge. There are several reasons specialists cannot call it a trustworthy page.
The first drawback of Search.searchtpo.com is the modified search results it displays for users. It might be harder to find the necessary information on the web because of their presence. In addition, these search results might take users to untrustworthy third-party pages. Anything, including malicious software, might be found on these pages, so users should try to avoid those modified search results. Unfortunately, it is not so easy to say which of the search results provided are untrustworthy, so people eventually click on those modified search results. They risk ending up with untrustworthy software by doing that. Also, problems associated with their online privacy might emerge too because pages they are taken to might record both personally-identifiable and non-personally identifiable types of information. The developer of Search.searchtpo.com has no control over these third-party pages. You will not be able to do anything about that too.
It should be emphasized that Search.searchtpo.com records information about users too, so it is only a question of time when Polarity Technologies Ltd gets the information about you. Sadly, personal details entered in a search box of this search tool will be recorded too, so, theoretically, this might result in the violation of your privacy.
A number of users believe that Search.searchtpo.com has shown up on their browsers without permission because they cannot remember setting it as a homepage on their browsers. Technically, it does not apply changes to users’ browsers silently, but it is often spread in bundled malicious software installers. As a consequence, users agree with the changes without even realizing that. Keep in mind that Polarity Technologies Ltd is developing new threats every day. Also, browser hijackers belonging to other companies exist too, so a security tool should be installed and enabled on the computer in order not to encounter similar threats ever again. Do this as soon as possible.
Open your default browser’s settings and set a new homepage in the place of Search.searchtpo.com. To make it gone quicker, go to reset your browsers to default settings (instructions prepared by specialists working at 411-spyware.com will help you). If you find out that the manual method is not for you, use an automatic malware remover. It will delete both this browser hijacker and applications that have successfully entered the system with it.